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Dear Library Lover,

I want to thank you for your support over the past year. We have accomplished a lot. We have formed a vital nonprofit organization, fighting to prevent the downsizing of Brooklyn Heights Library and to preserve our human-scale neighborhood. It is the first library in Brooklyn to be targeted by the DeBlasio administration, powerful real estate interests, and the Brooklyn Public Library. Since then, two other Brooklyn library properties have become targets for sale and destruction.

Hudson Companies, the proposed developer, has been unable thus far to secure financing and close the deal. Our court case and vigilance has kept the project under ongoing scrutiny but we are far from done.

Last week the court denied our request for a preliminary injunction. While we were certainly disappointed with the Court's denial of our motion, we are proceeding with the appeal as well as making a motion to expedite it. Hudson Companies will be at risk for any demolition or construction of the planned residential tower if we are ultimately successful with the case.

We need your continued support for our expedited appeal. Please consider making a donation on our website, LoveBrooklynLibrariesInc.org, or by mailing a check, payable to Love Brooklyn Libraries, Inc., to Treasurer, 230 Jay Street, Apt. 15G, Brooklyn, NY 11201. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

It is important that we quickly have our day in court.


Marsha S. Rimler, President
Love Brooklyn Libraries Inc.

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Our Mission

• To Save the Brooklyn Heights /Brooklyn Business Library
• To advocate for preserving libraries from demolition and disposal
• To encourage and ensure that Brooklyn Libraries continue to be available to the public
• To ensure that libraries remain a viable and integral part of community life.

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Together We Can Save the Brooklyn Heights Library

Libraries are one of the pillars of a free and open society. For countless years, people have relied on the information and public space provided by libraries to grow as individuals and as a community. Now, the government has plans to deprive us of this opportunity. Join us in the fight to save it by becoming a member and making a donation. Every contribution makes a difference!

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In spite of the tremendous public opposition to demolishing the Brooklyn Heights Public Library, and the fact that the library was the work of a famous architect, the trial court determined that an environmental impact statement was not necessary. The Petitioners fighting the loss of the library respectfully disagree, and have filed an appeal from that decision. There are many reasons why an EIS is necessary, and by not complying with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act by doing an EIS, the approval to demolish the library should be voided. Petitioners are optimistic that the Appellate Court in Brooklyn will agree. After all, that is what appeals courts are for.

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Love Brooklyn Libraries Inc, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, is a public library advocacy group committed to protecting our libraries. We were created in response to a highly controversial government action calling for the demolition and downsizing of the Brooklyn Heights Library, also home to the Business and Career Library. Their plan is to sell the public land to a private developer and replace our beloved library with a condominium tower containing more than 100 apartments, with prices starting at several million dollars. The public outcry and response against this decision has been very substantial and positive. We believe this is an abhorrent public policy and are committed to standing up for our community and fighting this decision.

By destroying this building the architectural significance of the library is being ignored. The Brooklyn Heights Library building should be considered a landmark as it was designed by Francis Keally and had artistic contributions made by Clemente Spampinato.

When developing the plan, Hudson Companies disregarded the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) by not preparing an Environmental Impact Statement.

LOVE Brooklyn Libraries Inc. believes that there would be a substantial negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood including:

• High levels of local traffic, and increased cumulative impact on
   traffic from other nearby projects going on at the same time.
• Shadows in nearby Cadman Plaza Park
• Overcrowding of Heights schools
• Loss of Business & Career Library and the federal document depository
• Air pollution
• Noise


LOVE Brooklyn Libraries Inc. filed a lawsuit attempting to stop the sale, alleging violation of SEQRA. We are currently in appellate court.
 
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